Nelson has posted a career-best 26 goals and 54 points this season. General manager Lou Lamoriello locked up three Islanders last offseason to new contracts. Those players were Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle, and Nelson. While Lee and Eberle have disappointed this season, Lamoriello looks to have made a smart decision with Nelson. Remember, Nelson has posted these career-high marks in only 68 games, and if the NHL resumes the regular season, he may be able to hit the 30-goal plateau. Nelson has developed into a solid second-line NHL center.
Nelson scored two goals on six shots and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Canucks. Nelson was locked in, twice providing a tying goal to keep the Islanders in the contest. The Minnesota native is up to 26 goals, which matches his career high from 2015-16. He's also set a career best in points with 54 in 68 appearances this season. The 28-year-old Nelson is usually a consistent scorer, which makes him reliable in fantasy.
Nelson scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Canadiens. Both points came in the third period after the Isles were already in a 4-0 hole. Nelson has three goals and seven points in the last seven games, and on the season he's up to 24 goals and 52 points -- both in striking distance of career highs for the 28-year-old.
Nelson doled out two assists and was a dominant 16-for-18 in the faceoff circle Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Sharks. Nelson set up Devon Toews' second-period goal and picked up the secondary helper on Josh Bailey's empty-netter to close out the scoring. The multi-point performance gave Nelson 49 points in 61 games, drawing him closer to the career-high 53 points he had last year.
Nelson potted a goal on four shots in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Avalanche. Nelson spoiled Pavel Francouz's shutout bid with the tally at 17:46 of the third period. The 28-year-old forward ended a four-game point drought with his goal. He's up to 46 points (22 scores, 24 helpers), 155 shots and a plus-6 rating through 59 contests.
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